Welcome to the Winter 2015 Issue of TheIU View!
Including several interesting IU Member Reports from Bill Batt, Karl Fitzgerald, Peter Meakin, Nic Tideman, Carol Wilcox, and Ed Dodson. Next are details about a new book by Stephen Meintjes and Michael Jacques. titled Our Land, Our Rent, Our Jobs.
You will learn about several recent Major Media Stories with land rent or land value taxation content including an article by Joseph Stiglitz in Harpers and his interviews with Bill Moyers Journal. The Econonist explains “Why land value taxes are so popular, yet so rare.” London’s famous freebie – the West End Extra – had a piece titled “Let’s Raise Money from Empty Sites” by Murad Qureshi, a Labour member of the London Assembly.
The New York Times reported in November that “Biding for six blocks of airwaves to be used in mobile broadband has topped $34 billion.” This means spectrum land rent for the people? We hope so.